NHS England has responsibility for setting strategy for Study Leave, for managing the online application system (Accent Leave Manager - https://accent.hicom.co.uk/Portal/Live/Web/), managing the budget and for hearing appeals. The East Midlands has been using an online application system since August 2013; in September 2021, we upgraded to the new Accent Leave Manager system to manage all study leave applications across the East Midlands. All existing leave requests have been transferred to Accent Leave Manager, and can continue to be approved/claimed as usual.
NOTE: These details apply to those substantively appointed to an East Midlands training programme. This does not include those recruited through the Medical Training Initiative (MTI) scheme; we have some brief guidance for MTI appointees here: www.eastmidlandsdeanery.nhs.uk/policies/study_leave/MTI